The Role of the Lumbar Multifidus in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Review

@article{Freeman2010TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Lumbar Multifidus in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Review},
  author={M. Freeman and Mark A Woodham and A. Woodham},
  journal={PM\&R},
  year={2010},
  volume={2}
}
Low back pain (LBP), a highly prevalent problem in society, is often a recurrent condition. Recent advances in the understanding of the biomechanics of LBP have highlighted the importance of muscular stabilization of the “neutral zone” range of motion in the low back. The lumbar multifidus muscles (LMM) are important stabilizers of this neutral zone, and dysfunction in these muscles is strongly associated with LBP. The dysfunction is a result of pain inhibition from the spine, and it tends to… Expand
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